Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe | Fast & Easy Dinner!

parmesan crusted chicken

Oh my goodness. I made the most delicious chicken last night. It was so yummy and so easy. It literally only took five minutes to prep and about 30 minutes to bake. It was fast and easy and that’s exactly what I need in my life!

If you’re looking for something good to cook for dinner tonight, I highly recommend this recipe. The chicken comes out slightly crispy, yet incredibly moist and juicy on the inside. It only requires 4 ingredients — mayo, parmesan cheese, Italian bread crumbs, and chicken breasts. With so few ingredients, it’s one of those meals you can easily throw together last minute!

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breasts

Recipe courtesy of Hellmann’s 


  • 1/2 c. real mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1-1/4lbs.)
  • 4 tsp. Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs

To get started, heat your oven to 425 degrees. Place chicken on a baking sheet or in a glass dish (I like to use a Pyrex dish).

parmesan crusted chicken

In a medium bowl, mix the mayo and parmesan cheese. Spread the mixture evenly over the chicken breasts, and then sprinkle Italian bread crumbs over the top. Bake for 20 minutes or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.

parmesan crusted chicken

The topping helps keep the chicken moist and juicy. It comes out a little crispy and so full of flavor!

parmesan crusted chicken

We paired our chicken with golden corn and creamy parmesan noodles. It was a huge hit among the entire family! Everyone thought it was absolutely delicious, so I will definitely be making it again!

Parmesan Crusted Chicken


  • 1/2 c. real mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1-1/4lbs.)
  • 4 tsp. Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Arrange chicken on baking sheet.
  3. Combine mayonnaise with parmesan cheese in medium bowl.
  4. Evenly top with mayonnaise mixture, then sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  5. Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.


  1. Denise C says

    You used my two favorite words when it comes to making dinner: fast and easy! I’m happy to find any recipes that don’t take tons of prep work or ingredients I don’t have on hand. Thank you!

  2. Shannon M Gallagher says

    I have made this before and it’s delicious, I love it! You wouldn’t think it would taste so good being made with mayo but wow, it’s just amazing! YUMMY!!

  3. Sandy VanHoey says

    This looks so good and I’ll bet it’s real moist using the mayo in it as well. I use the Italian bread crumbs and chicken is my fav so I need to try this, Thanks

  4. Trasina McGahey says

    Oh yummmm! Why can’t my food ever come out that pretty? LOL! I’m def going to have to try this one!

  5. Carol L says

    Wow, super easy and it looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. My daughter loves chicken and Parmesan cheese so this will be a huge hit. :)
    Carol L
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  6. Amy Orvin says

    Oh my goodness, I love this recipe. I will be making this very soon. I might just add French’s onions to the chicken. Yummy!

  7. Carolsue says

    This looks like such a good recipe! I’m always looking for easy, kid-pleasing chicken recipes and I think this might be one I will try soon!
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  8. Liz Neal says

    Love this recipe. It sounds really delicious and not a lot of time to prepare. I’m always looking for new chicken recipes (aren’t we all.) I will be sure to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing :)

  9. Lisa R says

    This looks like a great recipe. I can use something different to make beings my husband loves chicken

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  10. Angela Rhodes says

    This looks fast and tasty! I think I could adapt it to be a little healthier, too, without losing all the flavor. Thanks for posting!

  11. Angela Rhodes says

    This looks amazing! I am pinning this now to Pinterest and will plan to make it this week! Thanks for sharing!


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